SADC Military Organ Set For Historic Launch in Lusaka

The long awaited regional standby military force will be launched at the 27th Summit of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government Summit that gets underway in Lusaka, Zambia, on August 16-17.

Code named SADC Standby Brigade, the force which is aimed at stabilising the region will, from time to time, draw troops from all 14 SADC member states. 
 Director of SADC organ for politics, defence and security Tantie Mothae said in an interview on Friday that the planning element of the standby force would be based in Gaborone at the SADC Secretariat.

But Mothae indicated that the force would carry out its duties as per the sanction of the SADC Summit and that it is a product of SADC." It has received support from the member states and they (member states) have pledged to supply troops and police officers, when they are called upon. It will be a standby force which could be called upon for peace-support operations in the region, across the continent or beyond," he said in a telephone interview.

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